Goochland County is located in central Virginia. We’re a small school district with a strong history with technology integration. Teachers have been issued Apple laptops since 2001, when all of our schools went wireless. In 2005 we started the Blogging Initiative, which required of each teacher to maintain a blog for increasing communications between individual classrooms and our community. In 2008, we launched the G21™ Project-based Framework and teachers started with PBL in classrooms, tied to a focus of developing twenty-first century skills. In 2013, we launched a 1:1 pilot with iPads in grades 3-5 at Goochland Elementary School. In 2014, our superintendent James Lane became a Connected Superintendent. In 2014, too, we started using Schoology as a LMS in grades 3-12.
This school year we have expanded our 1:1 project to grades 5-6 district-wide. For SY 2015-16, the program will continue to expand to grades 4-7.
Our foundation and future plans for being future ready are directly tied to our strategic plan.